Back home again. You know, what I've shown you is only a TINY FRACTION of the plants and animals that are out here in the Tamaulipan Thorn Scrub. There are more than 90 species of mammals here. At least 300 species of birds. More than 80 species of reptiles and amphibians. Thousands of species of insects, arachnids, and other fascinating "bugs." And thousands of species of flowering plants. I hope you can begin to see that, far from being vacant land, it is a land that is full of life. Every time another patch of Scrub is cleared, all of us lose our homes. Please help us. Millions of acres have already been destroyed. Stand up for the Scrub! Support the Gladys Porter Zoo's Habitat Heroes!

The Gladys Porter Zoo's Habitat Heroes

United States Park Service
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Texas Parks and Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy
National Audubon Society
Valley Nature Center



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